Q. Can Venomoth's "Shift" power override Promo Smeargle's "Paint" attack? If so, then procedurally speaking does the Coloring counter remain or does it get removed? A. Yes, it can. The coloring counter would remain but be essentially useless. (Mar 22, 2001 WotC Chat, Q45) Q. What would happen if a promo Smeargle paints a multi-type (more than one type of basic energy card attached) Kecleon? And for that matter, what would happen if an already painted Kecleon changed into another type with its body? A. Even though Kecleon's underlying type may change, the Coloring Counter overrides whatever type Kecleon is, or may become. (Jan 29, 2004 PUI Rules Team) So with the new ruling of Smeargle vs. Kecleon, would Smeargle's Paint marker permenantly override Shift?